Seton Catholic school

Welcome to Seton Catholic School

Seton Catholic School serves the parishes in the St. Elizabeth Pastorate in Bankston, Epworth, Farley, Peosta and Placid.  We believe in seeking excellence through a Christ-Centered education in a faith filled community so all students can grow spiritually, emotionally, and academically as life long learners in a global world.

Join us for school Mass on Tuesdays at 8:45 AM in the Peosta gym and Wednesdays at 8:45 AM at St. Joseph, FarleyNo School December 22, 2023 through January 2, 2024

Our Environment

With a commitment to technology integration in the classrooms, students have access to technology through various avenues such as the Internet, computers, and iPads. To stay competitive and current, Seton Catholic has moved to a one-to-one environment for grades 6 through 8.


Peosta Campus

Grades Preschool – 5th

7597 Burds Road
Peosta, IA 52068

Farley Campus

Grades 6th – 8th

210 2nd Avenue SE
Farley, IA 52046

Seeking exCellenCe through a ChriSt-Centered eduCation

“When it came time for us to decide on a school for our younger children, there wasn’t even a question. We both knew that our kids would attend Seton as soon as they were old enough. The teachers go above and beyond to help in any way they can and encourage their students. Because we live in such a small community, we run into them at different times and places, and each time they call the kids by name and recognize them even years after they have had them as students. The classes are faith based and we have seen our children grow in their love of their faith and love for God. The amount of knowledge that our children have gained in their time there is amazing. Their reading, and math skills are more advanced than we ever expected. They come home from school talking about all the things they have learned throughout the day, and sing songs and play games that they also learned at school. The friendships they have gained have also rekindled old friendship for us and created new ones with other Seton families! It is such a welcoming community, and we are truly blessed to have the opportunity to send our children to school there.

–Trevor & Meghan Gotto, Seton Catholic parents

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Why Send Your Child to Seton Catholic School?

The Goal of Catholic education at Seton Catholic School is the fulfillment of the educational ministry of the Catholic Church and has as its primary objective the on-going formation and the development of each individual’s God-given gifts.


From Our Principal

It is with great joy and a humble heart that I write this first greeting to you.  I am honored with the trust and responsibility of leading the Seton Catholic community in our shared mission and hope of providing a Christ-centered education to our students in the 2023-2024 school year. 

“Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.”  St. Therese’s ‘Little Way’ is an antidote to our modern struggles just as it was for her world.  I can’t think of anything I want more for my children than for them to be fully alive in Christ, and I am certain you feel the same way.  It is evident to me that Seton Catholic is a community that helps students to grow in faith, character, and knowledge. With God’s grace and the loving support of your vibrant community, we will continue the tradition of educating the whole child, building the church and world leaders of tomorrow. 

I am excited to get to know each and every one of you, and to work together to continue building our students by nurturing and challenging them in mind, body, and spirit, the whole student.  May God continue to bless Seton Catholic School’s efforts, and guide us in all that we do.

– Clayton Ellsworth


Our Upcoming Curricular Events & Activities



2 Hr. early dismissal



No School – Merry Christmas & Happy New Year



Out of Uniform



No School – Martin Luther King, Jr



Catholic Schools Week




Quest Day

Our School

Facilities and Organizations

Our Teachers believe in providing students with the best academic program possible. We want our students to have all of the skills and tools necessary to be successful in our world today. We follow the Iowa Core Curriculum and maintain an accreditation through the State of Iowa Department of Education.

PTA Organization

(A) The goal of the Seton Catholic Schools Parent Club is to enhance and support the educational experience at Seton Catholic Schools, to develop a closer connection between school and home by encouraging parent involvement, and to improve the environment at Seton Catholic School through volunteer and financial support.

Academic Standards

Coming soon…

Financial Aid

We are pleased to offer you a convenient, online method to apply for financial aid through FACTS for Seton Catholic School.

STO Form Link

2023 Gala video


After School programs


Years Established

Get In Touch

Mon – Friday: 7:30 am – 4:00 pm

Peosta:  Mon – Thurs: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Farley: Closed

563.556.5967 – Peosta
563.744.3290 – Farley


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Non-Discrimination Policy

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. USDA Nondiscrimination Statement